Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blooming with Kindness

This birthday card was done with the Blooming With Kindness set and the Triple Tap technique.  I only used two layers and did the card in Melon Mambo and Whisper White.  This technique has been and is all over the Stampin' UP! blogs.  I wanted to use it to make a Birthday Card for my Sister but you could change the sentiment, to make a great Anniversary or Thinking of You card.

The measurements for this card are Base (Melon Mambo 5.5 x 8.5 folded to 5.5 x 4.25), the mat is Whisper White 5.25 x 4.  Layer 2/3 are 4.25 x 3 in Melon Mambo and 4 x 2.75 Whisper white.
1.  First cut you pieces and lay the Melon ones aside.
2.  Center the smaller white piece on the larger white mat (secure in place with removable adhesive so it can
      be removed) I think you will want 5/8" on each side of smaller piece.
3.  Stamp the sentiment on the top piece (I stamped it on the bottom but you can do it where you want)
4.  Randomly stamp your image on both pieces being careful to keep the top one from moving  Pull apart
5.   Mount smaller White to the Melon piece and the larger mat to the base of card.  Using Mono adhesive
     or your glue of choice.   
6.  Make a bow with our 5/8" Organza Ribbon and wrap it around the two pieces and secure on back. 
7.  Mount the piece onto the mat matching the flowers (I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some pop).  Lastly, you will mount the mat to the card base using the adhesive of choice. This is a super easy card but the finished look is WOW. 
That's all for now I hope you enjoy.  Until next, keep stamping!
Rose Ann

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Simple Valentine

My share for you today is from an idea from a online challenge but am not sure which one.  It was done by Karen Barber and I thought it was beautiful.  As with any card inspiration, I changed it up so I reflect more of my style.  These inspirations can be for the colors used, or layout done.  In this one I used a little of both.  
I used Very Vanilla for the base and the card opens from the top.  Next I used a piece of Blushing Bride ( I know it is retired but it worked the best).  I embossed the bottom only with the heart from the Adorning Accents Folder.  The top piece is Very Vanilla and I trimmed it so the hearts on the pink piece would show.  Next I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder I used the folder from the side so the design would run vertical instead of horizontal, then trimmed the bottom edge with the Scallop Edge Punch.  I put the two layers together using Mono Adhesive being careful not to tape the lower half of the Vanilla top piece.  I used the new 1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon from the Spring Catalog which I used to tie a single bow, then wrapped around the back of both pieces.  I used Dinmentionals to mount this to the base.  Lastly I stamped the blank curly label from Pretty Petites and punched it out with the Petite Curly Label Punch both from the Sale-A-Brations flyer.  I added the work Love from Fabulous Phases Set. 

Well that's all for today, I'll be back with SU news and a new Valentine card.  Have a great week and remember to be kind and do one thing today that makes You happy!
Rose Ann

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feeling Sentimental Free with $50 purchase

Here is another card I did using the Feeling Sentimental (free with a $50 purchase)set from our Sale-A-Bration flyer.  It all started because I found the background piece in a basket and wanted to use it.  It was done with River Rock Ink and the En Francais Background stamp.  I just needed to use it so first I stamped the Bike from the set, I used Early Espresso ink.  I wanted to build off that scrap and had not used River Rock in a very long time.  My base card is Always Artichoke, with a River Rock Mat.  Then a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped a sentiment with Cherry Cobbler for a bit of pop then Embossed with Fancy Fans Textured Embossing folder.  Then keeping with the pop of color I mounted the image on a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I edged with the Scallop Trim Border punch and a piece of our new Natural Ribbon peeking out from the bottom.  I mounted it with Stampin Dimensionals and finished it by putting dots between the cutouts with a our uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.  I finished the inside with a piece of Very Vanilla that I edged the same as the front.  A short sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I love this set and have one more card that I will post later.  See you next time.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

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Friday, February 1, 2013

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